(redirected from misspoke)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to misspoke: misspoken


v. mis·spoke (-spōk′), mis·spo·ken (-spō′kən), mis·speak·ing, mis·speaks
To speak or pronounce incorrectly: The actor misspoke his lines.
To speak mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly.


vb (intr) , -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken
to speak incorrectly, improperly, or misleadingly



v.t., v.i. -spoke, -spok•en, -speak•ing.
1. to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly.
2. to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily.
[1150–1200; Middle English misspeken; see mis-1, speak; compare Old English missprecan to murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectlymisspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
References in periodicals archive ?
Even if she misspoke this the nastiest thing I've heard an MP utter since Lord Dixon Smith uttered the same awful phrase a few years ago.
Sam Bowman, executive director of the Adam Smith Institute, said: "The most likely explanation for all this is that Mrs May misspoke on Wednesday and did not mean to imply either that QE was no longer an option in monetary policy or that the Bank of England was no longer an independent body.
But the South Wales Central AM, from St Hilary, near Cowbridge, misspoke and said he would work to deliver a successful "breakfast".
The Labour leader has since backtracked and insisted he misspoke.
I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down," Trump misspoke in his speech.
Last [month] I made a statement I believed was accurate but based on the texts, it appears I misspoke," Lea said in an email statement on March 3.
Then, rather than publish details of their bid and, like most CAs, try to get the public behind them, they claimed the Treasury forbade it - but apparently they misspoke.
In reply to my email Captain Jeff Davis wrote back that "Please excuse me as I misspoke in referring to the Taliban as a partner.
Olatoye initially said at the summit that NYCHA's garbage equated to a 1 million population figure, but a spokeswoman later clarified that the chair misspoke, and the real figure was in line with data gleaned from sanitation records.
Yet CUNA immediately contacted CU Times to challenge the accuracy of our reporting, ultimately saying he misspoke.